Church's Chicken Inc.

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2014

    Strip Club Customers Robbed, One Kidnapped by Masked Men with Assault Rifles

    Police are on the hunt for three men preying on one of the most vulnerable targets imaginable: men leaving east-side strip clubs. A group of customers were leaving Dollie's Playhouse in Washington Park Tuesday when three masked men armed with assault rifles and handguns burst out of the bushes, fir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Delmar Church's Chicken Gets a New Life from Washington University (Maybe)

    The vacant Church's Chicken (6190 Delmar Boulevard) might finally be saved. Washington University is apparently eyeing the spot at Delmar and Skinker Boulevards, which has been empty since Church's closed in May 2013. See also: Artist Peat Wollaeger Gives Church's Chicken Holy Makeover with Stained ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    2013 Openings & Closings: A Year in St. Louis Restaurants

    Is it really 2014 already? It was a banner year for the St. Louis dining scene. A number of acclaimed chefs opened up new spots, like Josh Galliano, Cassy Vires and John Perkins. Many beloved spots closed, too, but we suppose that's just the way it goes. It's inevitable that we missed some things, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    Artist Peat Wollaeger Gives Church's Chicken Holy Makeover with Stained Glass "Windows"

    The beleaguered Church's Chicken (6190 Delmar Boulevard) in the Loop closed in May, and has been sitting vacant ever since then. It's some pretty prominent real estate -- the corner of Delmar and Skinker Boulevards -- so it's a little surprising some developer hasn't snatched up the eyesore, what wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    St. Louis Restaurant Openings & Closings: May 2013

    May was an especially busy month for restaurant openings. Notable debuts included The Libertine, which returns acclaimed chef Josh Galliano to an everyday kitchen gig, and the ambitious restaurant-gourmet market Central Table Food Hall. There were very few closures in May -- that we know of, at lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Church's Chicken, Delmar Loop Location, is "Permanently Closed"

    The rumors are true: Church's Chicken on the corner of Skinker and Delmar boulevards is closed. The "Church's" entrance logos are all down, and the restaurant floor is empty save for a few remaining stacks of chairs. "This restaurant is permanently closed," read signs on the doors and drive-throug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    St. Louis Fast-Food Workers Protest for Better Pay, Right to Organize

    Rasheen Aldridge had just finished working the lunch rush at the Jimmy John's in Soulard when he says his manager handed him a hand-written sign and asked that he hold it while he snapped a photo. The sign's message? "I made three wrong sandwiches."

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Your Fast-Food Lent Options Are Bountiful

    The Lent season gives rise to a great St. Louis tradition, the Fish Fry. But local church parishes aren't the only folks in on the fish. At least since 1962, when McDonald's debuted the Filet-O-Fish, fast-food restaurants have offered Lent-friendly options for patrons. Gut Check figured we'd run do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Man Robs Kansas City Church's Chicken with Samurai Sword

    Here's a timely reminder that lying your way to a few sandwiches from a restaurant is, at the very least, a non-violent practice. Fox 4 News in Kansas City reports that on Tuesday night, a man held up a Church's Chicken with a samurai sword, which you can clearly see in the surveillance tape.

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Criminals Use Police Siren to Pull Over, Rob St. Louis Motorists

    seb-usa.comYou, too, can pretend to be a cop for the low, low price of $59.99!!!​Two ingenious St. Louis thugs have uncovered a brilliant way to rob people. And all you need is a store-bought police siren, a vehicle that could pass as an undercover cop car and some guns.As the real St. Louis polic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Church's Southern-Style Chicken Sandwich

    ​Of all the staples on the fast-food menu, Gut Check has a special place in our plaque-clogged heart for the fried chicken sandwich. The softness of the bun yielding to the crispness of the exterior of the chicken and then the juicy meat's heaven! Of course, that's the idealized v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Water Street Cafe and Cocktail Bar to Open in Maplewood Next Week

    The interior of Water Street Cafe and Cocktail Bar on Tuesday morning.​Gabe and Maria Kveton are still slapping paint up on the walls of the Water Street Cafe and Cocktail Bar at 7268 Manchester Road in Maplewood, but the brother-and-sister team vow that the restaurant will open next Tuesday, ... More >>

  • Music

    October 3, 2007

    Strike up the Band

    B-Sides catches up with The Simpson's Alf Clausen and Hanson: Testify!